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13th Student Files Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Harvard

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Yet another sexual assault survivor has spoken up about Harvard’s failure to keep her safe. Alyssa Leader is the thirteenth Harvard student to file a Title IX lawsuit against the school, alleging that Harvard repeatedly ignored her reports of assault and even housed her with her attacker. The school has a legal duty to support […]

Denying the Truth about the Epidemic of College Sexual Assault


This op-ed by Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick originally appeared in the Guardian.  Much as there are people who deny the existence of climate change, or the public health value of vaccines, there are those who have tried to cast doubt on the incontrovertible: sexual assaults are rampant on our college campuses. Deniers insist that key […]

Shoot the Messenger


We were warned that our film about campus sexual assault would prompt a backlash, and as filmmakers who take on challenging subjects, we were ready. Even so, we’ve been shocked by some aggressive and deeply personal media attacks on the young women featured in our film. As noted in a ThinkProgress rebuke of those who […]

Survivor Victory: Erica Kinsman Wins Historic Settlement Against Florida State


Today, Erica Kinsman settled her lawsuit against FSU for $950,000 and a five-year commitment to programs that promote sexual assault awareness, transparency and prevention. FSU must report on these efforts every year for the next five years. It’s the largest settlement of its kind in U.S. history. Erica’s allegation of sexual assault by Jameis Winston […]

Announcing Til It Happens To You: Sing for Survivors


The Hunting Ground’s original theme song, “Til It Happens To You,” is a rare piece of popular music. It was created by two powerhouses in music industry: Diane Warren and Lady Gaga. It has climbed the charts. And it’s a song about surviving sexual assault. This month, “Til It Happens To You” was nominated for […]

Lady Gaga’s Oscar Nomination Propels Campus Rape Awareness


This article by The Hunting Ground filmmakers, Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick, was published by The Huffington Post on January 15, 2016: We are thrilled that “Til It Happens To You,” The Hunting Ground‘s original song, has become the fifth song from a documentary ever to receive an Academy Award nomination. We are grateful to […]

How Harvard Law Professors Retaliated Against An Assault Survivor

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The following op-ed by The Hunting Ground Filmmakers, Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick, was published by the The Huffington Post on January 5th, 2016: We were warned. At a public discussion following the premiere of our film The Hunting Ground, which is about sexual assault on college campuses, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) predicted: “The power on that status-quo […]

A TimesTalks Conversation with The Hunting Ground Filmmakers, Lady Gaga & Diane Warren

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On December 10, Frank Bruni of the New York Times hosted a TimeTalks Conversation with the co-writers of “Til It Happens To You,” Lady Gaga and Diane Warren, and The Hunting Ground Filmmakers, Director Kirby Dick and Executive Producer Amy Ziering. The five guests discussed surviving sexual violence and the need to change our culture of […]